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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    In 1939, Ferdinand Porsche purchased a summer home on the southern shore of Lake Worthersee, Austria. His grandson Ferdinand Piech still lives in the home, venturing to Reifnitz each May for an annual gathering of car enthusiasts. Yes, this is thatFerdiand Piech and yes, he goes to thatcar show...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    We are now two solid weeks into our Worthersee coverage and our own George Achorn is on the ground to cover the show as well as the manufacturer's displays.  With the event finally getting underway and Volkswagen unveiling more than a few concept vehicles for the attendees, today was a busy one...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    A team of twelve Volkswagen trainees have presented their GTI Concept at the 33rd GTI Meet at Worthersee.  The concept which began life as a seventh-generation Volkswagen GTI Performance features a lowered ride height, larger brakes, upgraded aerodynamics and custom paint among other touches...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    VOLKSWAGEN GTI ROADSTER, VISION GRAN TURISMO BREAKS COVER AT WORTHERSEE GTI FESTIVAL Concept car blurs the boundaries between the virtual and real worlds Wolfsburg / Reifnitz, May 2014 — At the annual GTI festival at Wörthersee, Austria, from May 28 to 31, Volkswagen will erase the boundaries...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    As promised, our Worthersee coverage is back up and running with one last flourish. With Si Gray on his way back to the UK, it was now time for an American perspective. I landed this morning in Munich, grabbed the keys to a new S1 that Audi was kind enough to loan us and headed south toward the...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's Amarok Power Concept has leaked ahead of its debut at Worthersee this week.  While details are sparse, we can say that it looks nearly identical to last year's concept.  Based on the tachometer in the interior shots, it looks like the Amarok is most likely powered by a 3.0L TDI...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has unveiled their Vision Gran Turismo concept ahead of its debut at Worthersee in a short YouTube video using in-game footage from Gran Turismo 6.  According to the video, the car will become available sometime in June via a game update.  We will be on the ground at Worthersee this...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    UK contributing photographer Si Gray has now left the building... or at least he's left Worthersee and is headed home to the UK by way of Italy and a few other key places he says he wants to visit on the continent. You see, the atmosphere is changing in Worthersee and the presence is going to...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    UK contributor Si Gray reports that over a week into the experience that is Worthersee, the transition is beginning to happen. It's not that anyone flips a switch, but at some point the event goes from laid back albeit gigantic gathering to equally gigantic party. The tone changes and so too do...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Herndon, VA — The GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo is a supercar that has been designed for a singular mission: the hugely popular Sony® PlayStation® videogame. This extreme and ultimate interpretation of the Golf GTI will make its debut at the Woerthersee Festival in Austria that begins on May...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    ŠKODA has officially announced their second Worthersee-bound concept, the Yeti Extreme.  Powered by a 1.8 TSI making 150hp and 184 ft/lbs tq, the Yeti Extreme features an aggressive exterior with dramatically flared fenders, height-adjustable suspension and brakes lifted from the Octavia RS.  ...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has announced plans to debut a special GTI designed by the company's apprentices at this year's Wörthersee.  Joining other concepts from Skoda, Audi and SEAT, the GTI will be the first Wörthersee concept based on the seventh generation Golf, meaning that the team can assemble their...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    ŠKODA will unveil what it calls the "dream car of ŠKODA's apprentices" this year at Worthersee in the ŠKODA CitiJet.  The Citgo-based CitiJet is the direct result of 16 apprentices' work with ŠKODA Design and ŠKODA production over the course of 6 months.  Each detail on the vehicle was discussed...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    The action in Worthersee has been going for ten days now, and Si Gray has been there to cover it all.  As the show gets closer, his schedule is becoming more hectic with scheduled shoots for other outlets, but he was still able to get some time in at the world's most photographed ENI station...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    SEAT will unveil it's new Ibiza CUPSTER concept at Wörthersee later this month, which has been built as a design study to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic SEAT Ibiza.  To complete the 'speedster' look, the Ibiza CUPSTER has no roof and features a wrap-around window strip as opposed...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    It’s rather insane when you think about it. Si Gray has been on the ground at Worthersee for no less than ten days. In that span of time, SoWo has gone off in Georgia, Carlisle Import has happened in Pennsylvania and there’s been a DTM race in Oschersleben. Even crazier, the main convergence on...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    The sun keeps shining on Worthersee, with our man Si Gray noting that yesterday was the best day he's experienced weather-wise so far. Now eight days into his coverage, Si continues to find new metal as he attends the various meets surrounding the Lake.  One such meet that Si attended was the...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Seems Si Gray is working on his “English T-shirt tan”. That’s Euro for farmer tan, but whatever. It’s well earned. With sunny weather and so many incredible cars to see, your bound to get just a bit of color while  you take it all in. According to Si, the crowds are still strong. With the...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    [photos: Si Gray] With the first weekend having arrived, our UK contributor Si Gray reports that the number of people on location in Worthersee has exploded. According to Si, he's "never seen it so busy"... and we're still over a week away from the main days. Activity at the petrol station was...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    [photos: Si Gray] Heading into the weekend, the crowd has picked up in Worthersee. Word from UK contributor Si Gray who's been on the ground there all week is that the cue at the petrol station is an hour long. Such is life this time of year in that particular little Austrian hamlet... but at...
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